WELCOME TO DAIRY CONNECT
Dairy Connect is an advocacy body 100% focused on being the voice for all partners in the NSW dairy industry and across Australia. Our advocacy umbrella represents the common interests of dairy farmers, manufacturers, processors and milk vendors. We have a broad, shared vision and a collective long term industry strategy.
We are committed to providing initiatives that will reinvigorate and propel the industry forward. And at the same time, provide strong support to all communities in rural and regional dairy farming areas.
Our latest updates
ACCC Dairy Inquiry
In May 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Comission released their final report following their 18 month investigation into the Australian dairy indsutry. This extensive array of findings opens up many issues that are facing the future of our national industry and poses some key recommednations as a means of addressing these issues.
One of the core recommendations provided was the suggestion of the introduction of a mandatory code of conduct regarding the contracts between dairy producers and processors. This has been a critical issue in the eyes of Dairy Connect for some time, and we await to see regulatory or political response...
In the meantime, you can view the final report in full via the link below, and you can view the response our CEO and our Farmers' Group members in our June newsletter and latest media releases. Our response provided to the ACCC interim report in November of 2018 can also be viewed below:
With drought taking an increasingly heavy toll on dairy farms in the Hunter Region and across NSW, Dairy Connect have released a 1-page management guide listing the various outlets of support for those affected producers.
TAKING A STAND FOR REAL MILK
In July 2018, Dairy Connect reinforced our commitment to the fair labelling of Australian milk and launched its public Change.org petition. We encourage all supporters of Australian Dairy to follow the link below: